IN THIS SECTION
What is Safeguarding
Making sure the people around us are not at risk of harm. This means that at Brecon High School all staff are looking out for signs and indicators that you may feel at risk of harm both inside and outside of school. It means that at Brecon High School staff are here to listen, if you are concerned for yourself or a friend, we are happy to listen to that concern. It means that all staff at Brecon High School, teachers, support staff, office staff and even the canteen staff have received training on how to notice and identify those signs and indicators, how to listen to concerns and what to do with those concerns, how and who to report them to.
In school we have a Safeguarding Team who are able to follow up any concern, to talk to you about your worries and to guide you through the next steps. As you know, we cannot promise to keep secrets, but we do promise that your information will only be shared with those that absolutely need to know. Part of our role as adults is to have a duty of care for you, this means that sometimes we do need to report what you tell us to other people outside of school as they are the one’s that are better placed to keep you safe. We will always talk you through this process where we can and explain why it is we need to do so. There are of course some exceptions, and sometimes concerns raised with us are brought to us outside of school hours and we can’t talk to you immediately, but if that concern indicates to us that you are at immediate risk of harm, we may have no alternative than to contact other agencies, such as the police, to make sure you are safe.